“I don’t like to focus so much on the future. Right now I just want to love what I’m doing, and that’s making music and making people smile. I hope I get to do that for a long time to come….” Justin Bieber
The Hollywood Reporter has been diagnosed with a bad case of Bieber Fever!
On the eve of the release of his 3D concert film, Never Say Never, mega teen star Justin Bieber accompanies mentors Usher and Antonio “L.A.” Reid, chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group — the label that signed him in Oct. 2008 (when no one else would), on the new issue of the trade mag.
“…The piece explores the roots of Bieber Fever, and his team’s near-perfect synergy of social networking prowess, pop instinct, undeniable talent and old fashioned grassroots campaigning. Bieber has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, has two Grammy nominations, including the much-coveted Best New Artist award, is a merchandising phenomenon and now likely is a movie star as well.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Feb. 21 edition arrives on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles this Thursday.